Indiana Among Top Schools With Most Players In NBA Playoffs

Jordan Wells, Staff Writer
The Hoosier
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When it comes to universities represented by former players in the NBA Playoffs, Indiana ranks among the best in the country.

The NCAA published a link that accounted for each former collegiate player represented in the postseason event.

IU tied for ninth with LSU, Syracuse, Michigan and Georgia Tech on the list, with four players each in the playoffs.

Indiana is represented by Eric Gordon, Troy Williams, Victor Oladipo and Noah Vonleh.

North Carolina led all schools with nine players in the playoffs. Texas, UCLA and Duke each had eight, while Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State had six.

Arizona holds down the No. 8 spot all on its own with five players represented.

Beyond Michigan State and Indiana, the next Big Ten programs represented are Illinois, Ohio State and Maryland - all with two players each.

Gordon played for IU in just one season, 2007-08. He's averaging 29 minutes per game for the Houston Rockets, contributing eight points, two rebounds and two assists per contest.

Williams suited up for Indiana from 2013-16, and initially went undrafted before bouncing around the league and D-League. He eventually landed with the Rockets, signing a 10-day contract on March 10 before the team signed him for the rest of the season. He scored a career-high 21 points against the Phoenix Suns on April 2.

Oladipo played for Indiana from 2010-13. He's averaging 32 minutes per game for the Oklahoma City Thunder, contributing six points, three rebounds and three assists per contest.

Vonleh suited up for the Hoosiers for just one year, 2013-14, in which he earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. He's averaging 23 minutes per game for the Portland Trailblazers, contributing two points and five rebounds per contest.

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